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June 4th, 2019 26 comments

Doctor Who The Faceless Ones DVD

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BBC Studios is pleased to announce that The Faceless Ones will be the next animated Doctor Who release, filling a gap in missing content. Following the success of The Power of the Daleks, Shada and The Macra Terror, The Faceless Ones will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and as an exclusive steelbook next year.

The Faceless Ones is the mostly missing eighth serial of the fourth season in Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts from April to May 1967. Starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, the story concerns a race of identity-stealing aliens known as the Chameleons.

Only two of the six episodes are held in the BBC film archives with snippets of footage and still images existing from the other four. Off-air recordings of the soundtrack also still exist, making the animation of a complete serial possible once again.

The six new animated episodes are being made in full colour and high definition. The DVD/Blu-ray release will also include surviving archive material from the original 1967 production.

Also starring:
Anneke Wills – Polly
Michael Craze – Ben Jackson
Frazer Hines – Jamie McCrimmon

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  • Anonymous

    October 28th, 2019 - 11:05am

    Any news in the release date for the DVD?

  • Peter

    October 21st, 2019 - 1:21pm

    I hope they don’t any scenes like they did with macra

    • Gordon

      October 21st, 2019 - 2:49pm

      You mean delete scenes?

      The situation with macra terror was that how it was funded it had to be produced completed and released by the end of the financial year. Doing the rough and tumble scene with creating new models would have pushed it beyond that. The faceless ones doesn’t have many costume or hair changes and due to them already working on the next release they shouldn’t have an issue with finishing before the end of the financial year

  • sven

    July 7th, 2019 - 9:29pm

    I hope disc 2 is the black and white version and episodes 1 and 3 are put in to the normal black and white version

    • simonhanlon77

      October 28th, 2019 - 9:28am


  • Peter allen

    June 12th, 2019 - 12:49pm

    I like how this becoming an annual thing. I hope we get a Hartnell next

    • owen ward

      June 26th, 2019 - 11:25am

      ok so imo it is shown that they are working up not down so we have
      and pirates
      to get through befor hartnell has a chance even if they miss 2/3 it would still be a good 3/2 years befor we get a hartnell even then i think they would do galaxy 4 since it seems like an easy episode to do like macra terror

  • TheMaster

    June 5th, 2019 - 7:30am

    So they actually going to include the real remaining episodes as well?

    • booboo

      June 5th, 2019 - 7:38am

      they are bound to

    • Gordon

      June 5th, 2019 - 8:16am

      The DVD/Blu-ray release will also include surviving archive material from the original 1967 production

      I’d take that as a yes

    • TIM M

      June 6th, 2019 - 3:49pm

      Perhaps ‘The Faceless Ones’ could be a 3 disc set? Disc 1: Animation in colour. Disc 2: Animation in black and white. Disc 3: Existing episodes 1 and 3 alongside telesnap reconstructions of the other four episodes. I think that would be the best way of releasing the story

    • Steven taylor

      June 6th, 2019 - 5:07pm

      That would be great but i doubt they will

    • Anonymous

      June 7th, 2019 - 7:28am

      Zoom has it down as a 2 disc release

  • Ruth

    June 4th, 2019 - 7:54pm

    I’m pleased to see these animations are doing well enough for them to continue. I’d like to see them finish off the Hartnell era someday.

    • owen ward

      June 26th, 2019 - 11:26am

      it will be a good 2/3 years befor we see hartnell again i think even then i feel we will get galaxy 4 however peter pervis is trying to get mission to the unknown on dvd

  • The ergon

    June 4th, 2019 - 7:19pm

    Cheeky reference to Magpie Electricals in there as well.

  • Anonymous

    June 4th, 2019 - 6:36pm

    Coming so soon after “Macra Terror”, how many more to come? And it looks like they’re releasing them in the original order of transmission. Can we hope to have “Evil of the Daleks” in time for Christmas? That would be perfect.

    • Gordon

      June 4th, 2019 - 6:47pm

      We aren’t even getting faceless ones by Christmas. The odds of evil being released by Christmas is next to nil I would think

    • James Woodard

      June 5th, 2019 - 12:27am

      I agree. Maybe they will announce and release Evil by Christmas 2020, but definitely not this year. It does seem like they are doing them in order though, but I think that’s just a coincidence. i think after this we may get Evil and then they’ll probably do Highlanders, maybe Smugglers or Underwater menace and then we’ll get a Season 4 bluray release a year later possibly.

    • owen ward

      June 26th, 2019 - 11:29am

      its working its way up but it misses some that animaters cant do at the minuet like power was ment to go to highlanders but they missed that and went to macra terror insted imo evil may not be next we might get wheel in space then go back to hartnell

  • Acefan2005

    June 4th, 2019 - 5:24pm

    OMG, Yesssss wanted to c This for so long.

  • Tim M

    June 4th, 2019 - 12:29pm

    Maybe one disc should have all six episodes as animated in full colour. And the other disc could have the existing episodes 1 and 3 alongside black and white versions of the animation. Maybe?

  • Anonymous

    June 4th, 2019 - 12:09pm

    So they are animating all six? How exciting! This is something i have waited for for a long time. I think they are definatley completing all the series 4 episodes for a blu ray release which makes sense as they are very good stories. Will this still include the 2 episodes in the archive as a second disk though?

    • Fred

      June 4th, 2019 - 12:12pm

      This is one of my absolute favourite stories. Wow. Very excited.

  • Thomas

    June 4th, 2019 - 12:06pm

    Thought we were getting The Wheel In Space?

    • Anonymous

      June 4th, 2019 - 12:10pm

      That was just a BFI 10 minute clip. Besides, i am just happy that we have a new release coming.

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